NO DRUGS – PART 2

(Jan. 1966) Meher Baba stated that Richard Alpert was a sincere seeker, and therefore he dictated this detailed reply which was sent to him in Los Altos, California, through his secretary, Adi K. Irani: “Your letter made me happy. I know you are a sincere seeker of Truth. My love will help you. My love blessing to you and those …

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NO DRUGS – PART 1

(Jan. 1966) According to Baba’s instructions, Robert Dreyfuss had returned to America and begun the work Baba had given him of dissuading young people from taking drugs. One day he received a long distance phone call from the clinical psychologist Dr. Richard Alpert, Allan Cohen’s former professor at Harvard. Dr. Alpert, with Dr. Timothy Leary and Dr. Ralph Metzner, had …

THE FIRST TIME BABA RODE IN AN AIRPLANE

On January 26th, (1931) Sarosh hired a small, private airplane and brought it to Deolali. Baba, brother Beheram and six others took a ride in it. This was the first time the Master rode in an airplane. Lord Meher, Original Publication, Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 4, p. 1357.

FUNDAMENTAL LESSON OF THE FUTILITY OF THINGS IN LIFE

(Jan. 1942) The greatest lesson that this war has taught to all of us is the futility of false values in life, such as wealth, property, possessions, et cetera, which have no consideration or value at all when life itself is at stake. People with immense wealth, owning valuable properties which they have amassed and built up after years of …

SURRENDER MUST NOT BE EXTERNAL, BUT INTERNAL

(Jan. 1939) To surrender is not as difficult as people think. It must not be external, but internal. You must do your duty toward your dear ones – your wife, children and others who depend on you. You must not shirk or avoid your responsibilities. But while doing these duties, one must not be attached to Maya. One must remain …

BABA WOULD NOT LIKE TO WORK WITH A MAST WHO RECOGNIZED HIM

One day in January (1947), Eruch was sent to the village of Bhor to bring Bhorwala Baba to the ashram. He was Muslim and an adept pilgrim of mental consciousness. As usual, Eruch told the thin, elderly mast that he wanted to take him to see his elder brother, but the mast, who was not fooled, corrected him, “You are not …

THE GOAL OF MY LONG PILGRIMAGE

A yogi from Pondicherry named Shuddhanand Bharati, age fifty-six, came there for Baba’s darshan. Many years before, Bharati had met Sai Baba, who had given him a candy, saying, “Your Beloved will possess you soon. Keep silent and centered on the Self.” Sadguru Upasni Maharaj had once told Shuddhanand, “The Beloved of your life will one day embrace you.” Now, …

IMPORTANT GUIDELINES FOR FUTURE GENERATION (CONTD.)

The following is Eruch Jessawala’s full reply to P. Ramalingeshwara Rao: Meherazad Ahmednagar February 1st, 1963 My dear brother, Your letter of 19th January was forwarded to me by dear brother Adi for being read out to Beloved Baba and for reply to you. In spite of Baba’s ban for a full year on the flow of correspondence to and …

IMPORTANT GUIDELINES FOR FUTURE

Kodury Krishna Rao had established Mehersthan (House of Meher) on the western banks of the Godavri River in Kovvur, Andhra, where Baba had given darshan in 1954. A life-sized bronze statue of Baba had been built and installed at Mehersthan. The opening ceremony was fixed for February 28th, 1963. Baba sent the following eight messages to Kodury to be displayed in Mehersthan: …

EVERYTHING EXCEPT YOUR BEING INFINITE IS ILLUSION

During the following day, (January 18, 1937) Baba allowed the Westerners to ask him questions. Baba began by dictating: “It is so easy for you to love those whom you already love, but to love those whom you hate, that is something! “By loving I mean not merely being kind. Does any one of you think it is possible to …

THEN ONLY WOULD WE BE TO BE

One day, Baba (in January 1959) commented to his lovers, “It is not your love for me that matters; it is my love for you that counts. One who does not seek my blessing and desires nothing from me but to be able to obey me and serve me is my true lover.” He also dictated this poem: “For me  is …

SPIRITUAL LIFE CANNOT BE JUDGED ON THE BASIS OF MORALITY . . .

Meanwhile, two Nepalese boy-servants named Khushal and Kirpal had been brought to Satara from Dehra Dun for work. One morning when they failed to get up on time, Aloba treated them roughly. He was overseeing the kitchen work for several months, and the boys were working under his direction. The incident was mentioned to Baba, who ordered him not to …

THE ROOT OF ALL OUR DIFFICULTIES, INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIAL IS SELF-INTEREST

When suffering leads to real, eternal happiness, we should not attach importance to this suffering. It is to eliminate suffering that suffering has to be. People suffer because they are not satisfied. They want more and more. Ignorance gives rise to greed and vanity. If you want nothing, would you then suffer? But you do want. If you did not …

EVERY SADGURU HAS A SPIRITUAL MOTHER AND A SPIRITUAL SISTER

On January14th, 1921, the Hindu holiday Makarsankrant was celebrated at Sakori. Upasni Maharaj’s men and women disciples assembled and performed puja before him. Upasni sat naked except for his gunny sack while the women put their gold ornaments on his body. Later, many poor people from the neighboring villages came to share in the feast and Upasni distributed clothes to them. Afterward …

YOU LOVE YOURSELF MORE THAN YOU LOVE GOD

On January 13th, 1959, Baba met a group of newspaper reporters. He stated: “I am happy to be able to meet this group of intelligentsia who possess a warm heart for the spiritual aspect of life.” Baba gave the following short message: Our very life should be such as to be God’s message of Truth in the world. If, in …

NUMBER SEVEN IS SIGNIFICANT

During this seclusion, Baba would discourse in the evenings, after which those Prem Ashram and Meher Ashram boys, whom Baba kept under his guidance in Nasik, would meditate for an hour. During one of these discourses on Sunday, January 12th, (1930) Baba further explained the significance of the number seven: The evolution of creation has seven stages. There are seven planes …

WILL SHASTRI RETURN TO INDIA FROM RUSSIA?

The war between India and Pakistan had finally ceased in October 1965, due to firm action taken by the Security Council of the United Nations. A cease-fire had been ordered to which both nations complied. The war had reached a stalemate, yet neither country was willing to withdraw from the military positions they had gained. In January 1966, the Soviet …

BABA DICTATES “THE SEVEN REALITIES”

It was in Jaipur, on Thursday, January 9th, 1941, that the Master dictated his message, The Seven Realities of Meher Baba’s Teaching. It stated: Meher Baba’s teaching gives no importance to creed, dogma, caste systems and the performance of religious ceremonies and rites, but to the UNDERSTANDING of the following seven Realities: 1.  The only Real Existence is that of the One and only …

DEDICATE EVERYTHING TO YOUR MASTER

(Jan. 1939) Always remain detached toward results. The result of something may be good or bad, but you should be detached from both. Like Ramakrishna, dedicate everything to your Master. Let not the dirt of the sanskaras of your thoughts and deeds touch you, by surrendering every thought and act at the feet of your Guru! As a laundryman washes …

BABA STARTED USING THE ALPHABET BOARD

Initially, after he quit writing,(January 2, 1927) when Meher Baba wished to express himself, he would pick up a newspaper and point to the appropriate letters or words. But as this method was found to be cumbersome and time consuming, Chanji typed the English alphabet in capital letters on a piece of paper which Baba began using. This being too …

THE AVATAR’S DIVINE MISSION WAS TO BEGIN IN JANUARY 1922

As the six-month period drew to a close and it was becoming evident that Meher Baba was soon to depart from Sakori, Upasni Maharaj would tell those who came for his darshan, “Go to Merwan! I have given over my charge and authority to him. Meher now holds my key.” (Upasni always referred to Meher Baba as Merwan.) On another …

BABA DISCOURSES ON SELFLESS SERVICE

On January 5th, (1937) Baba took the Westerners to Rahuri. All rose early, at 4 A.M., and after breakfast left Nasik at six o’clock. Arriving at Rahuri, the group met the men mandali – Ghani, Vishnu, Pendu, Padri, Raosaheb, Baidul and Dr. Nilu. After they toured the ashram and saw the mad and masts, Baba discoursed about selfless service: As …